Cock Sparrer - Guilty As Charged (50th Anniversary) - LP


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The first of the pair of records representing Cock SparrerÕs re-emergence amidst the madness of the 1990s punk rock boom, Guilty as Charged stands as a testament to the timelessness of the Cock Sparrer sound, as these punk rock originators staked their claim to show the new generation how itÕs done. On Guilty as Charged, the bandÕs playing is in fine form, and the lyrics display the same exhilarating, anthemic spirit that built the bandÕs reputation, as seen on tracks like ÒRoads To Freedom.Ó At the same time, the bandÕs winking, wry sense of humor shines through, never more than when they provide a tongue-in-cheek sequel to one of their all-time classics in the form of ÒI Fit Central Heating (Working Pt 2).Ó They even open up to show the Sparrer version of a romantic soft side in ÒTough Guys.Ó But truly, for many fans, the highlight of the album is ÒBecause YouÕre Young.Ó Perhaps something of a spiritual answer to the early Sparrer hit ÒWhatÕs It Like To Be Old?,Ó ÒBecause YouÕre YoungÓ is a song from rock & rollers who have the wisdom and lived experience of years on their side. It has stood the test of time as an all-time favorite of Sparrer audiences, and is represented on nearly any list of the bandÕs definitive songs. Remastered once again in celebration of the bands 50th anniversary, this 180gram black vinyl pressing with a jacket on gold foil is the classiest and best-sounding version out there.